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Lorem Ipsum Workflow v3.1.0 (2021-11-05)

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An Alfred 4 workflow for generating lorem ipsum dummy text using joshtronic/php-loremipsum.


Alfred Powerpack is required to use workflows.


PHP is no longer supported out of the box since MacOS Monterey. Therefore you need to install PHP 7 or above, for example via [Homebrew](https://brew.sh/).


  1. Download the workflow
  2. Double click the .alfredworkflow file to install


  1. Use the keyword lip to trigger the workflow.
  2. Select format you want to generate (characters, words, sentences, or paragraphs).
  3. (Optional) Add options to the format you would like to generate.
  4. Press enter to copy to clipboard and paste into the forefront application.


There are multiple options to enhance the output.

Option Usage Description
length lip 5 Default: 1
Generates 5 instances of the format you have chosen
tags lip 5 p Default: no tags
Generates 5 instances of the format you have chosen and wraps each instance in a

<p> tag. You can wrap an instance in multiple tags by comma separating the tags like lip 5 div,p.

array lip 5 p true Default: false
Generates 5 instances of the format you have chosen, wraps each instance in a

<p> tag and outputs it as a PHP array with a value for each instance. You can set the tags to false or 0 if you do not want to wrap the output into tags.


Thanks to joshtronic/php-loremipsum

Forked from alexchantastic/alfred-lipsum-workflow

Source: https://github.com/MGHollander/alfred-lipsum-workflow

Edited by MGHollander
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4 hours ago, nemrod said:

Hello MGHollander
It doesn't work in Monterey (like all other lipsum workflow)
but with yours I don't get the usr/bin/php error… I get nothing… no feedback
so for me, it's encouraging!


Can you do something? please :)


Alex Chan's workflow, which this one was forked from, was just updated to use Python instead of PHP, and it works with Monterey now

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3 minutes ago, MGHollander said:

I'm not familiar with Python, so I don't know if that will be a short term option for my version of the workflow. 

Python's in much the same place as PHP on macOS right now. You either need Apple's developer tools or Homebrew to install Python 3.


AFAIK, Ruby's still installed by default, but I wouldn't count on that lasting long, either.

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  • MGHollander changed the title to Lorem Ipsum Workflow v3.1.0 (2021-11-05)

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